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Archive for December, 2007

Happy Holidays!

24Dec07

Happy Holidays everyone!  We’re spending the holidays with friends and family, and we’ll see you back here in January!

Unless you live under a rock…

24Dec07

…by now you have heard that Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney’s little sister, is pregnant. Here’s an article from The New York Times: In schools and shopping malls and around the dining room table, the subject of teenage pregnancy and sex was suddenly and uncomfortably in the air as mothers and daughters and fathers, too, talked […]

abortion stats in India

22Dec07

Bangalore, (PTI): Around 11 million abortions are carried out in India every year, and nearly 80,000 women die during the process, according to an expert. A majority of abortions are performed by untrained hands and studies suggest that nearly 80,000 women die due to unsafe abortions, Dr Hema Divakar, Chairperson of Federation of Obsteric and […]

Contraception Credit Card

19Dec07

In England young women are being given Emergency Contraception “credit cards” that they can simply show to a pharmacist to be given EC. No awkward discussion, probing questions or feeling ashamed. People are hopeful this will decrease the rate of teen pregnancy. Opponents claim that it’s only encouraging teenage promiscuity. I think that one thing […]

Anti-Choice targets… who?

18Dec07

A suburb of Denver became became protesting ground for anti-choice individuals last week, but it wasn’t  a doctor’s office or an abortion clinic that they were protesting, but rather the house of a construction subcontractor working on the construction of a Planned Parenthood center in east Denver. Now, people, come on. Even if you don’t […]

Midwest Teen Sex Show

16Dec07

I’m blogging about porn!  Not.  I am scared to see the hits we get because of this title though.  For all of you looking for weird porno – it’s not here.  Shoo.  Or, keep reading!  You may learn something! This blog isn’t directly related to Emergency Contraception, but it is something important that I care […]

The Price of EC

15Dec07

From Feministing: Maureen Shaw is the Chair of NOW-NYC’s Reproductive Rights Action Committee. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Human Rights at Columbia University. For years, Emergency Contraception, or Plan B, has been a hot topic of debate. Does it cause abortion? Should it be available by prescription only? Should minors have access to […]

Colorado Measure Seeks Abortion Ban

13Dec07

DENVER – A 20-year-old law student has become a cause célèbre in the anti-abortion movement for her efforts to have the state Constitution define fertilized eggs as people — a tactic spreading nationwide in bids to neutralize the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. She. WHAT? Come ON people, it’s a fertilized egg.  I’m not […]

Fines for not Selling EC

11Dec07

“Following through with its threats, the Chilean government has fined more than 100 pharmacies for refusing to sell a controversial form of an emergency contraception – the ‘morning-after’ pill.”  Read the rest of the article here. So, here’s my question: if Chile can do this, why can’t the US?  I mean, all women 18 and […]

Pope Rejects EC – Without Knowing What it is.

09Dec07

Pope Benedict has been encouraging pharmacists not to supply women with pills “that cause abortion,”  stating: “Pharmacists must be allowed to refuse to supply drugs that cause abortion or euthanasia” However, there’s a problem with this statement.  In Italy women cannot access medical abortions from a pharmacy.  So the Pope’s urging is likely against EC […]


 

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